Conrad Black Getting Own TV Talk Show in Canada

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The fallen media baron is to co-host a talker produced by Moses Znaimer's ZoomerMedia and shopped to international buyers at NAPTE Miami.

TORONTO – It turns out those combative British TV news interviews last fall by fallen Canadian media mogul Conrad Black were just a warm-up.

Black, who was freed from a Florida prison in May 2012 after serving time for fraud and obstruction of justice charges, is to co-host a weekly Canadian TV show produced by Moses Znaimer’s ZoomerMedia.

The talk show is slated for 26 episodes to air on Vision TV in Canada from March 2013.

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The Canadian talker, being shopped to international buyers at NAPTE in Miami this week with a one-sheet, will feature Black holding forth on his favorite debating points, including the U.S. judicial system, prison reform and gun control.

Co-host Denise Donlon, a former head of Sony Music Canada and a CBC Radio executive, will also present a round-table discussion segment.

Black last fall gave testy interviews to the BBC and Sky News in the UK where he protested his innocence and called BBC host Jeremy Paxman a “fool” and talked openly about “being able to endure a discussion like this without getting up and smashing your face in.”

After being freed from a U.S. prison, Black returned to Toronto where he and his wife, Barbara Amiel, a Canadian citizen, have a home.